On Sunday 21 September Midland Karting are proud to be hosting a Karting Charity Day in aid of Stephen’s Story, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Stephen Sutton is a name that is familiar to most of us. This inspirational Burntwood teenager battled cancer with humour, hope and courage, raising awareness of the Teenage Cancer Trust and generating donations to the charity that now total almost £4.5 million. If you visit Stephen’s Just Giving page, you will see how this young man, who tragically passed away in May 2014, is still inspiring people to gather together and support the Teenage Cancer Trust. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. They fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals and provide dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them. They also educate young people in schools about cancer to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis. They rely on donations to fund their vital work and help transform the lives of young people with cancer.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity does not receive any government or National Lottery funding and carries out up to eight life-saving air ambulance missions daily, each costing on average £2,500. Midland Karting have decided to split the funds generated at the September 21 event between these two very worthwhile charities.
On September 21 from 10.00am until 1pm on the International Circuit, 10 teams of up to six people will be competing against each other in the Endurance Race. This is a relay-style event where each team member races for as long as they want to before handing on to the next person. The race lasts 2.5 hours (this includes 30 minutes practice time) and the fastest overall teams win a trophy and medals. This event is ideal for both beginners and experienced karters. Entry fees are £150 per team and they will be decorating the circuits with yellow ribbons.
Also on the day, the National Circuit will be open from 10.30am to 1pm for ‘Arrive and Drive’ if you just fancy trying your hand at karting. It’s just £20 for 20 minutes, or £25 for 30 minutes of karting with all safety equipment etc included. All profits generated by both the Endurance Race and Arrive and Drive will be donated to the charities. Please note, both Endurance Race and Arrive and Drive events are proving very popular so you will need to book in advance on 01543 418419 or email [email protected] to reserve your place.
Midland Karting can be found at Wood End Lane, Fradley Park, Lichfield WS13 8NF. Go to www.midlandkarting.co.uk or call 01543 418419 for further details.
Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity: 1062559 (England & Wales); SC039757 (Scotland)